Lee Min Ho showered with praise from foreign media channels for his acting in “Pachinko”  

“Pachinko” star Lee Min Ho is receiving numerous compliments from overseas media. 

Lee Min Ho is drawing positive reviews from major foreign media outlets for showing his perfect character portrayal and exciting acting transformation through the Apple TV+ original series “Pachinko”, which will be available to stream globally starting from March 25.

Pachinko”, based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, tells a delicate and heartwarming story about the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family. Lee Min Ho plays Hansu, an astute businessman who gets tangled in a clandestine and dangerous affair with the drama’s heroine Sunja and changes the trajectory of her life. 

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First of all, the Hollywood Reporter, an American film media outlet, praised Lee Min Ho’s ability to understand and immerse into his character, saying, “I was impressed by Lee Min Ho’s acting, which transcends a sophisticated and intimidating character, and expresses Hansu in a complex and mysterious way.” Showbiz Cheat Sheet, an entertainment media outlet, also paid attention to Lee Min Ho’s acting transformation, which had never been seen in his previous works, saying, “Lee Min Ho’s fans will see him as Hansu from a new perspective.”

Decider, an American pop culture magazine, praised the cast and directors of “Pachinko,” saying, “Directors Kogonada and Justin Chon, screenwriter Soo Hugh, and an ensemble of actors bring together an impactful and aesthetic story.” 


CNET, a famous American media outlet, showed their love for Lee Min Ho‘s realistic portrayal of Hansu, saying, “He breathed life into the character with sincerity and delicacy.”

The Illuminerdi praised Lee Min Ho’s voice, lines, and eyes, analyzing even the details, saying, “The bright eyes looking at Sunja expressed a grim danger lurking in his eyes. Lee Min Ho and Kim Min Ha showed tight chemistry between oppression and passion.”

Lee Min Ho as Hansu is said to exude a fatal charm. Fans around the world are raising expectations as he portrays the complex inner side of the conflict between love and ambition flexibly and predicts a strong presence with unique acting that has not been shown before.

After the global premiere of “Pachinko”, numerous well-known foreign media outlets have given high scores of A+ for Lee Min Ho’s acting transformation, raising viewers’ curiosity.

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